10 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Washington

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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Walt Disney Family Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville) and St. Helena (Titus Vineyards & V. Sattui Winery). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Presidio of San Francisco, and snap pictures at San Francisco Bay Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 4 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara Zoo. Take a break from Santa Barbara with a short trip to Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing Museum in Camarillo, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire the natural beauty at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and take in the pleasant sights at Santa Barbara Harbor.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Fri).
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